Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blasted the Biden administration Thursday for blocking the state’s closure of six points of entry on its border with Mexico, accusing it of starting “a silent revolution” to take over the country through increased illegal immigration.
Appearing on “The Ingraham Angle,” Patrick described the massive waves of immigrants attempting to enter the U. S. as an “invasion,” said that it was not authorized or welcomed by Texas, and claimed President Joe Biden and the Democrats were attempting to take over the country “without firing a shot.”
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday accused the Biden administration of flip-flopping, saying he was acting on a request from the federal government to assist border patrol in shutting down crossings before the administration stopped the closures. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson later said the administration was not seeking assistance from Texas.
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Patrick reiterated Abbott’s claim, telling host Laura Ingraham that the border patrol requested assistance because they were “being overrun” by migrants, but they didn’t have permission from DHS to actually ask for the assistance.
“Let me tell you something, Laura, and everyon… (Read more)